Tar and Abby

Thursday, July 25, 2013

the $35 venus flytrap

It started out as an impulse purchase. $7.99 in our fight against flies.
Then we got home and looked up care of such plants.
We need special mail order dirt to plant it in its special clay pot and a bag of tiny rocks so it has adequate drainage but still stay humid so a plate needed to go underneath and has to be outside for four hours of strong sunshine a day AND it needs distilled water at $1.39 a jug...
Now it better get busy catching flies before they fly into the house.


Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Hmmmm...do keep us posted. ;)

Bob Slatten said...

For that much work, it should also walk the dogs and hose off the deck!

Jeanne said...

I have to agree with Bob. While I love my plants, I don't pamper them. I have a stern talk with them when they come home with me and I tell them that they had better be tough! And grow where I plant them.

mistress maddie said...

very cools, but it seems nothing is easy or cheap these days.